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Global Shift To Mass Transit Could Save $100 trillion And 1,700 Megatons Of CO2

Reductions in carbon dioxide emissions reaching 1,700 megatons per year in 2050 could be achieved if the world expands public transportation, walking and cycling in cities, according to a new report .


Red Tide Off Florida Smothering Everything In Its Path

Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region’s economy.


Climate Simulation Doubles Sahara’s Age

A shrinking sea off northern Africa triggered the desert’s formation 7 million years ago, study suggest.


20 Years Old Aeronautical Engineer Boyan Slat Now Has the Funds to Build His Ocean Cleanup Machine

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Dutch wunderkind Boyan Slat turned 20 this year. He also closed on $2 million in crowdfunding to build cleanup contraptions designed to intercept and remove plastic refuse from the ocean.


A Flood of Energy Projects Clash with Mexican Communities

Since January, villagers and townspeople near the Los Pescados river in southeast Mexico have been blocking the construction of a dam, part of a multi-purpose project to supply potable water to Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz.


Plastic Rubbish From Land, Not Ships, Killing Australian Sea Life, Say Scientists

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Mounds of plastic rubbish along Australia’s coastline are growing and killing wildlife which is ingesting or becoming ensnared in it, researchers say.


NASA Ranks This August as Warmest on Record

This August was the warmest August on record globally, according to newly released NASA temperature data, while the summer tied for the fourth warmest.


The Science Behind Swimming: From Whales To Larvae, Common Principles At Work In Swimming

Using simple hydrodynamics, a team of researchers from Harvard was able to show that a handful of principles govern how virtually every animal, from the tiniest fish to birds to gigantic whales propel themselves though the water…


Powerful Hurricane Odile lashes Mexico’s Baja Peninsula


Hurricane Odile roared into Baja California on Sunday night, bringing howling winds and rough surf and knocking out power in the luxury resort area that is home to Cabo San Lucas. Earlier Sunday, authorities evacuated residents in costal areas of the Mexican peninsula ahead of the storm and opened shelters.


Xynthia Deadly Storm: The Trial Opens

Four years after a deadly storm devastated part of France west coast, killing 29 people in La Faute sur Mer town, the trial opens. Four elected officials and a real estate agent are indicted for aggravated manslaughter.

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